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I have a Sunbeam Intuitive coffee automat. It is a replacement under warranty, but still has a problem: Often when I switch it on instead of going through the routine of rinsing, etc IT MAKES A BUZZING SOUND; AS IF SOME GEAR WASLOCKED. Only by giving it a whack, or by repeated swtching on and off can it be deblocked. Incidentally, after such an ~episode~ the brewing unit cannot be removed.

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  • vatasan Jul 22, 2010

    Iasked about a COFFEE AUTOMAT, not a microwave: I have a Sunbeam Intuitive coffee automat. It is a replacement under warranty, but still has a problem: Often when I switch it on instead of going through the routine of rinsing, etc IT MAKES A BUZZING SOUND; AS IF SOME GEAR WASLOCKED. Only by giving it a whack, or by repeated swtching on and off can i make it work



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The replacement is defective, don't fool with it return it for another replacement under warranty, if u try to fix it yourself u will void the warranty.

Posted on Jul 22, 2010

  • vatasan Jul 23, 2010

    Sadly, the warranty has expired. I would not gone to you if replacing it were a solution!

    Incidentally, the advice given to me to clean the brewing unit is complwetely off the mark! As I insisted on my description of the problem, it something to do with the drive if the coffee brewing unit. Some geat appear not to engage properly. A diagram of the interior of the automatic coffee making machine Sunbeam Intuitive would be of real help

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    Marvin Jul 25, 2010

    did u get a diagram


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It may be a problem with the temperature gauge
just check that out.

Posted on Jul 22, 2010

  • vatasan Jul 22, 2010

    Jawantha, it is a COFFEE AUTOMAT, NOT A MICROWAVE! The noise is mechanical, some gear does not engage properly.

  • Jayant Jha Jul 23, 2010

    You might need a brew head cleaning. It can get pluged with coffee residue and oils. But you could also have a bent injector valve or gate valve. But I would try this first.

    Remove the brew unit. Holding the handle, the top left side is the brew head. There is an outlet pipe that exits the front side towards the door (looks like a long "L" pipe). 2screws hold it to the top. Remove the 2 screws while holding the manifold ("L" pipe assembly). Once they are removed, lift the l assembly off (be careful, there is an O-ring, spring and at the end a black rubber disk.
    Now remove the brew screen, by holding the screen with your finger and twisting the thumbscrew (remember, thumbscrew), DON’T use the key to install the screen, use your fingers.
    Once the screen is out look at where the screen was. There are 2 holes. A big one in the center and a small one to the side.
    With the brew unit upside down over the towel, insert a paperclip into the small hole and force anything out the other side. I have gotten worms almost a 1" long from this passage. The paper clip has to go from this side to prevent damage to the seat on the other side.
    Clean then reassemble. Brew unit on towel right side up. Drop the crystal ball in first. Then the spring small end first on the crystal ball.
    Now the O-ring over the spring, then place the manifold on top of that with the pipe towards the machine. Insert your screws (I turn them backwards a little with a little downward pressure until they feel like they drop into the threads. They should turn down easily, if not back them up a little more ( we are trying to find the old threads) and tighten. Install screen, and tighten with your fingers. The screen just needs to be flush with the bottom of the brew head. That should do it



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